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AkuShaper v2.3.0 released 5 months ago

Summary

This release includes a number of new features including Volume Sections, Asymmetric Board Cutting, improvements to the Board Manager, and improvements to the Bay. See Changelog for a full list of new features and bug fixes.

Changelog

Version 2.3.0.8

A new build has been released that has fixed a bug involving loading and viewing Shape3D files (.s3d, .s3dx). For more information, refer to the bug fixes section below.

Features

  • Volume Sections
    • Displays an overlay that calculates the percentage of volume based on the percentage of length.
    • User can customize board length ratios.
    • Includes buttons that automatically divides board into quarters, thirds, and halves.
    • "Add to 1" button normalizes values if user entered percentages do not add up to 1.
    • Displayed on the Outline, Top, and Bottom profiles and is turned on/off in the Show/Hide menu.
  • Customize Rail thickness marks (Slice panel)
    • User is now able to customize the Rail Thickness Marks, which displays the thickness of the slice at the given distance from the rail.
  • Ghost board 'g' key actions improvements
    • Holding ‘g’ key switches the following features to ghost board:
      • Sliding info at mouse cursor
      • Ghost board dimensions display in Dimensions panel
      • Points
      • Volume sections
      • Biolos foot marks
      • Slice area profile
      • Center line (stringer)
      • Slice lines
      • Center of mass dot
      • Rail thickness marks (Slice panel)
  • Board in Blank Difference Footmarks (Machine panel/Machine Parameters panel)
    • Footmarks display the difference in distance between the top, bottom, and rail of the board and blank
    • Controlled in Show/Hide menu > Biolos Foot Marks Info
    • Only displays when a blank is opened
    • Footmarks at:
      • Tail
      • 1 ft from tail
      • 2 ft from tail
      • Center
      • 2 ft from Nose
      • 1 ft from Nose
      • Nose
  • Bay sliders display their current value next to them
    • Values update instantly as slider moves
    • Added "Reset" button that will bring all slider values back to zero.
  • Show Rockers Upside Down
    • Checkbox on toolbar that when enabled flips the board along its horizontal axis.
    • Works on the Outline, Top, and Bottom panel only.
  • Improvements to the Board Manager
    • Added new columns to Board Manger such as volume, nose rocker, and tail rocker.
    • Volume, tail rocker, and nose rocker values added to the board preview outline
    • Made filename searchable
  • Automatic Tail Stop X values
    • For non-factory licenses, tail stop x is automatically set when a blank is chosen.
    • Values are based on the length of the blank.
  • Open boards using the current OS native/default file chooser dialog
    • Found in the File menu, this menu item will open a dialog to choose a board that is in the native style of the user's operating system.
    • The look and feel of the dialog will be similar to what the user normally interacts with when navigating the file directories of their OS.
    • This feature was added as an alternative to the default AkuShaper "Open Board" dialog style, and the menu item title will differ on our three supported OS:
      • Macs: File -> Open OSX Native
      • Windows -> Open Windows Native
      • Linux -> Open Linux Native
  • Update Your Billing menu item
    • Found in Help menu, this menu item will open a browser to the account page on our website.
  • Multiple selected blue points (Slice panel)
    • Clicking/Dragging mouse between the rail handles of a slice highlights the multiple selected blue points.
    • Provides a visual cue that dragging will move all selected points which is generally the entire rail.
  • Upgrade Dialog - Preview the next tier of available features
    • Interacting with GUI components or menu items associated with features that aren’t available on a plan will open an informative "Upgrade Dialog"
    • Upgrade Dialog explains that the feature is not available on the current plan, tells what plans it is available on, and gives a link to the account management page.
    • Also includes a unique string for each feature that gives a short explanation of the feature and/or an image.
    • Includes a checkbox that hides the dialog for the rest of the session.
  • Save and Reload maintains same zoom and selected point after reload is complete.
    • On slice panel, remembers what slice was highlighted as well
    • Zoom and point remembered on Outline, Top, and Bottom even after switching panels (its always been like this)
    • Slice panel resets zoom, but forgets point after switching panels
  • Machine Parameters panel simplified for non-factory plans. Changed name of panel to “Blank Fitting”
    • Informative text on how to interact with the panel added.
    • Panel is still the same for Premium Factory plan
  • Exports
    • Export STL/OBJ menu items split into two separate menu items
    • Added IGES file export.
    • Added STEP file export.
  • Asymmetric Board Cutting
  • Keyboard Shortcuts menu item added
    • Opens a table that lists all active AkuShaper keyboard shortcuts, organized by panel.
    • Located in Help menu.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug that impacted Shape3D files. Opening some Shape3D files resulted in an error message and/or the file being unviewable in the Bay.
  • Fixed bug where the "Width" field was not being displayed in the "Edit Board" dialog.
  • Fixed "Show Max Area Line" checkbox in Slice Area Profile menu. Box did not work in 2.2.11 and the max area line was shown always.
  • Fixed bug where Bay keyboard shortcuts would sometimes stop working.
  • Fixed bug that disabled board in blank fit outline color changing feature on the Machine Panel/Machine Parameters panel for Heavyweight plans.
  • Removed double periods that were being appended to the file extension in the default save path in the export .stl and .obj dialog
  • Fixed buttons in Export stl and export obj dialog where the text was being cutoff on Windows OS.
  • Updated wording for dialog that appears after login attempts by "stale" accounts
  • Fixed bug where values in Edit Guide Points table were being multiplied by 10 after being entered when units set to ft_mm
  • On slice panel, XYZ coordinates in bottom right corner show up in front of slice. Previously, enlarging a slice or moving the slice over the coordinates would hide the coordinates behind the slice
  • Fixed bug that was showing incorrect "safe fits", or when the outline of the blank turns green, for boards that were not within blanks safely. This occurred when the board was within the blank's top and bottom outlines, but was not within the nose or tail.

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AkuShaper v2.2.11 released over 2 years ago

Summary

This version increases the accuracy of the cutting paths, fixes an OSX high sierra 3D Bay issue, displays Ghost Board data, and more.

Changelog

Version 2.2.11.029

  • Open Board Dialog - Volume, Designer, Rider, Comments and Fin Locations, along with L, W and Th
  • Fixed the Help -> Report a Problem feature on Windows. It was previously hanging
  • Improvements and conflict resolution with all operating systems regarding rendering with the 3D Bay
  • Ghost Board, hitting ‘G’ key now shows the ghost board’s dimensions along with the point placement
  • Shape3D importing with slice points top and bottom stringer with non-null non-symmetrical points. This was a rare case that would cause points to move at inopportune times
  • Improved tail cut resolution - eliminates nicks and divots in all tails which were previously seen with some tail designs
  • Cutting path micro-adjustments with sub-millimeter accuracy all across the board - tested with our new software simulator to less than .5 mm on noses and tails and .25 mm on other parts of the board. Thousands of simulations have been run on different board designs and cut parameter combinations
  • Improved tooltips in Machine Parameters Panel
  • Slow cutting between angel wings and tail
  • Hard Rail option feature
  • Better handling of excess concave in nose and tail regions when cutting
  • Fixed installation issues with 64-bit Intel processors
  • Link to additions with pictures

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AkuShaper v2.2.10 released almost 4 years ago

Summary

This version improves the precision of cutting files and includes fixes for problems introduced by macOS Sierra.

Changelog

  • Improved alignment of top and bottom cuts when creating cutting files.
  • Improved cut precision near nose and tail.
  • Improved cutter connections between cuts.
  • Improved local number formatting in the Dimensions panel.
  • Added the option to save a local zip file of a problem report if the user is not connected to the internet.
  • Added widened flip assist cuts.
  • Moved tail chop cut up to the end of the board.
  • Removed tail feather.

    Bug Fixes

  • Bay window remaining permanently visible in macOS Sierra.
  • Some key commands not being supported in macOS Sierra.
  • Problem report submission hanging due to connection problems.
  • Fixed a bug that disabled angel wings.

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